Welcome to Year One with

Mrs Rankin, Mrs Holland and Mrs White  


What a busy half term! keep your eyes on this page for some photographs showing what we have been up to.

Images now here!!!



We have found out lots about different of types of animals, how to make a healthy snack and internet safety. Thank you to all the parents who came to our STAY AND LEARN morning and joined in with the computing activities.



Our topic for Spring Term is ....

Animal Atlas

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In Geography we have learnt about Africa. We know all about the landscape, weather, life and animals there. We were good at speaking to each other in the language Swahili by saying hodi, karibu and jambo to greet one another.


Have a look at the display we put together in our school!


 Image available to view above the animal world map.



Our PE day is a Wednesday so please make sure that kits are in and earrings are removed.


Homework will go home on a Wednesday and will need to be returned by the following Wednesday.


Will you be our homework star?


Home Learning

     We are allocating interactive games and books online to support learning in school.

The children's usernames and passwords are in the planners (school code - blmo).

Please visit www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0



         TARGETS - Spring 2


Will you meet your target?


Image result for pencilWriting - name letters, spell days

Should - I can name the letters of the alphabet.

Could - I can spell most of the days of the week. 

Wow - I can spell the days of the week. 

Practise ... by writing saying the letter names and writing the days of the week.


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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

(watch out for those tricky ones)


  Reading - word meanings

Should - I know the meaning of new words .

Could - I know the meaning of new words and can link them to known words. 

Wow - I know how to use a glossary to find the meaning of new words.

Practise ...  by discussing meanings and saying words already known. Look at the glossary pages of a non-fiction books. 


We encourage you to read with your child as often as you can. Please record it in the planner as the children are rewarded with medals in the planner. (read 2 times a week for a bronze medal, read 3 times a week for a silver and 4+ for a gold)

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Our reading schemes are as follows: Oxford Reading Tree, Sunshine Spiral, Rigby Star, Discovery, PCM and Phonics Bug.

Phonics - Letters and Sounds

Learning our letter sounds (Letters and Sounds link - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letters-and-sounds)

We learn our letters and sounds through Jolly Phonics. Please see link - http://jollylearning.co.uk/


Maths - time

Should - I can tell the time to the o'clock.

Could - I can tell the time to the o'clock and half-past.

WOW - I can tell the time to the o'clock, half-past and quarter-past.


Practise ... by reading times on a clock (click the link below) - 



Stay and Learn - CHANGE OF DAY! 


We would love parents and carers to join us and find out more about how and what your child is learning.

Thursday 8.45am - Join us for our stay and learn workshops.

Come through the side door on the playground (where you meet the children at home time)

We look forward to seeing you then.


Phonics Fun 

Come and support your child with phonics, great preparation for our phonic check in June.  


 Max the dog

Max the class dog looks forward to visiting homes with the star of the week. We look forward to hearing about your adventures!

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Woof woof! 

Our up-the-hill handwriting style
Our up-the-hill handwriting style

Find out what your child will be learning in Year One by clicking the download button below.

Year 1 Curriculum Overview 201718.docxDownload
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Maths Vocabulary- Early Years to Year 6

Vocabulary taught year by year

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Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation Vocabulary

National Curriculum vocabulary document with definition

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